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The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic : introduction, critical edition and cuneiform texts

Author: A R George
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Epic poetry
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilgamesh.
Babylonian Gilgamesh epic.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)705902894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A R George
ISBN: 0198149220 9780198149224 9780199278411 0199278415 9780199278428 0199278423
OCLC Number: 51668477
Language Note: Text in English and Akkadian.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The literary history of the epic of Gilgames̆ --
The name of Gilgames̆ and its history --
Literary, historical, and religious traditions about Gilgames̆ --
Enkidu and others --
Old Babylonian tablets and fragments --
Middle Babylonian tablets and fragments --
Assyrian fragments of one or more intermediate versions --
The manuscripts of the standard Babylonian epic --
Introduction to the text of the standard Babylonian epic --
Synopsis and exegesis of the standard Babylonian epic --
Edition of the standard Babylonian epic --
Bilgames and the netherworld 172-end --
Critical and philological notes on the standard Babylonian epic --
Bibliography --
Index of cuneiform tablets and other objects --
Cuneiform texts --
Plates.
Other Titles: Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh.
Responsibility: [editor] A.R. George.
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The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back 4000 years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for  Read more...

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... monumental ... splendid book ... expect to see a revival of Gilgamesh studies in the next few years, renewed and invigorated by George's magnificent study. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * ... Read more...

 
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